Gift ideas from $10 to $250,000 - all inside our Man-tastic Gift Guide.
WTF IS TWEED ?
Pssst. Hey you. Wanna try some killer tweed? Of course! But just what, exactly, is tweed? Well, the short answer is one of the finest fabrics known to man, made famous by a whole cadre of dashing detectives and literary lions.
The longer answer? Here it goes. Tweed is a sturdy, unfinished woolen fabric constructed with either a plain or twill weave, and often in a herringbone pattern. Although tweed is produced around the world, the ruggedly handsome fabric has a strong association with the United Kingdom and Ireland, and with good reason – that’s where the best tweed in the world is generally milled. The fabric was first produced in Scotland in the 18th century, where a blustery northern climate demanded a sturdier breed of woolen cloth, for leisure class and working man alike.
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THANKSGIVING SURVIVAL ESSENTIALS
The turkey. The relatives. The shouting. The drunken uncle(s). Yes, Thanksgiving can be stressful, and indeed, hitting the bourbon is definitely called for. But here are a few other things to stash in your suitcase before you head home, and some ideas on how best to use them. But you should probably bring along that flask just in case. You never know, you just might need it…
Tune in and tune out. You can use them for that choppy flight home (airline earphones generally stink), and then keep on popping them on each time the external volume needs to be adjusted.
The Ol’ Pigskin
Perhaps the best way to relax and enjoy yourself? A game of catch with the old man. Let’s face it – when was the last time you tossed around the pigskin with dad? He’ll appreciate it, and so will you.
Good Sir Advil can be your best friend once the shouting starts and the nephews act up. And those pesky holiday hangovers? It’s just a necessity. Keep a travel-sized bottle on hand to take as needed.
The Matzo Ball Soup
As it just so happens, Thanksgiving is also the first day of Chanukah. And this is one delicious treat you can enjoy regardless of your religious affiliation. Hot, comforting, and delicious. It’s like chicken soup for the thankful soul.
The Sweat Pants
With all those football games, all those beers, and all that turkey, you’re going to need some comfortable britches that can handle serious leisure. Sweat pants are the answer, and our new Couch Surfer sweat pants are the top of the line.
The Good Book
No, not that good book, although you can bring it if you like. We mean a gripping novel or piece of non-fiction to take your mind off your cares and worries.The New York Times always has something to say on the matter – you can see what they suggest here: http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/
The Bonobos Holiday Catalog
Once the turkey is done, it’s time to start thinking gifts. Say, have you seen the latest Bonobos holiday catalog? Bring it along, because we all know what happens on Black Friday and Cyber-Monday. Who knows, you might just score the sale of a lifetime.
Enjoy the holiday, and tell your family we said hello. Especially that cute sister of yo… oh, never mind.
Your friends at Bonobos
Things get busy this time of the year at the Guideshop, so don’t wait to schedule your appointment. It’s your chance to get all your holiday shopping done in one fell swoop.
A WRINKLE IN TIME: TOP 12 THINGS TO DO WITH THE TIME YOU WON’T SPEND IRONING
According to our calculations using the Trousertron 3000 Super Computer, the average guy spends about 12 minutes ironing his slacks before work each morning. Well, guys who don’t wear our non-iron Weekday Warrior pants, that is. Designed for the hard-working gentleman on the go, they’re crisp and wrinkle-free right off the hanger. So once you get your Weekday Warriors, what should you do with those extra 12 minutes not spent ironing bored? Well, here are a few ideas.
Instead of ironing, you could:
1. Do seven minute abs … 1.7 times.
No, you won’t have quite enough time on your hands to do two of the full ab-crunching workouts, but almost. And your significant other will thank you for it.
2. Learn a new language in less than 4 months
One of our resident office linguistic experts told us that it takes roughly 20 hours of instruction to reach proficiency in a foreign tongue. That means if you set aside the iron and study for those 12 minutes every morning, you should be saying buongiorno and ordering that morning cappuccino in Italian in 100 days.
3. Make Paella using 12 servings of Minute Rice
Sure, you could just cook it all at once, but Paella is more fun in batches. Just invite some friends over for after work, and let the good times roll while you prepare it in the AM. Olé!
4. Fall in love 4 times
One of our merchandisers recently put himself out there during a night of speed dating. He didn’t find his soul mate, but you just might; according to him, each date lasted three minutes.
5. Win Super Mario Brothers … twice.
Some guy won the legendary video game in under five minutes. Which means you could rescue the princess twice in the time it takes to smooth out those britches.
6. Break the world record in the 5K
An Ethiopian running champion did a 5K in 12 minutes and 37 seconds. Do it in a flat 12, and buddy, you’ve got the new record.
7. Watch half of an old ALF re-run
Your favorite alien puppet took the stage for an average of 24 minutes, not including commercial breaks. And without that hot iron to deal with, you can get half of your weekly dosage.
8. Listen to Beethoven
The master’s famous “Moonlight Sonata” runs just over 12 minutes. Ok, it’s about 13, but you’ll get the gist of it, and start your day in classical style.
9. Enjoy a bowl of instant pudding
According to the side of the box, the instant pudding in our Bonobos kitchen fridge takes 10 minutes to make – 3 minutes to cook, and 7 to set in the fridge. That leaves 2 minutes extra for licking the bowl.
10. Give 6 Gettysburg Addresses
Yep, Honest Abe’s famous speech was only 2 minutes long. Which means you can deliver its “four scores” 6 times in the same interval that you would be manning the iron.
11. Get your pilot’s license. In 300 days.
Getting a private pilot’s license can require 60 hours of in-flight training. Which means if you devote 12 minutes a day, you could theoretically get it in less than a year. Yep, the sky’s the limit.
12. Order more Weekday Warriors
Your faithful Bonobos copywriter purchased a pair of Weekday Warriors from the website in just over two minutes. That should give you time to buy a pair for every day of the workweek. Enjoy!
You sweater not pout.
WHAT’S IN A CURVE? EVERYTHING.
Bananas. Boomerangs. Big league pitchers. Brigitte Bardot. Yes, some things are meant to have curves. But the waistband of your britches? Here at Bonobos, we say indeed.
Because as you’ve probably noticed, when you take off that trusty old leather belt, there’s an arc to it – it has conformed to the natural contours of your waist. We’ve applied that same curve to our pants, so that they too match the shape of your body. The result? No bunching of fabric, a sleeker silhouette, and a generally superior fit.